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Carol Edith MacKechnie (nee Hill)

September 11, 1957 - May 13, 2016

It is with heavy heart we announce the passing of Carol Edith MacKechnie on May 13, 2016 at the age of 58 years. Carol passed in her sleep at Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Carol is survived by her husband of 27 years, Andrew Douglas; sons, Scott Howard, and Adam Douglas; brothers, Byron Hill (Murial), Calvin Hill (Janice), and Mike Hill (Joanne); sisters, Barb Slocombe (Ron), Vera Sweet (Jim), Val Rawson (Don); brother in-laws, Ian MacKechnie (Debbie), and Al MacKechnie (Lesley); sister in-law, Pamela MacKechnie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and grand-nieces/cousins in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Carol was predeceased by her parents Howard and Doreen Hill; and her mother and father in-law, Pat and Don MacKechnie.

The family is forever grateful to the 3rd floor staff at Good Sam Southgate for their unwavering care, compassion and genuine concern for Carol over these past 2 1/2 years.

Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 5:30 pm – 8:00pm at Ellerslie Rugby Park, 11004 – 9 Avenue (Ellerslie Road) SW.

Donations in Carols memory to the Alzheimer's Society of Alberta would be appreciated.

“Don’t be afraid to cry, it will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts” - Hopi

Velma Marie Tarrabain (nee Tourangeau)

February 25, 1943 – June 6, 2016

Velma Tarrabain passed away on the morning of June 6, 2016 at the University of Alberta Hospital, surrounded by family members.

Velma was born and raised in Fort Smith, NWT, she later moved to Edmonton and was a longtime resident.

Velma is survived by her partner Rick; children: Trish, Dwayne, Dawn, and Lorri; grandchildren, Nicholas, Raen, Keegan, Keira, Jacob, Cameron, and Jordan; sister, Betty; brothers, Ray (Ruth), Fred, and Don; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Velma is predeceased by her parents John and Alice Tourangeau; son, Jimmy (tubby); sister, Karen; and sister in-law, Sandra.

Memorial Service
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 11:00 am
at Fountain Garden Funeral Chapel,
10969 – 101 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
Refreshments and light lunch to follow service.

Ruth Elizabeth Goulet (nee Testawich)

Born: December 15, 1952

Passed: May 4, 2016

Celebration Of Life

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm

To Those whom I Love and Those Who Love me

When I am gone, release me. Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy, we had so many years.

I gave you my love and you can only guess
how much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown
but now it's time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while for me if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
so bless those memories in your heart.

I won't be far away for life goes on
so if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
with all my love around you soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and
"Welcome You Home".


Hiltrud Hauk

July 26, 1934 – January 26, 2016

Hiltrud passed away January 26, 2016 at the age of 81 years. She is predeceased by her husband Alfred Hauk. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples,  10821 – 96 Street NW, Edmonton, interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 14611 Mark Messier Trail, Edmonton, AB

Thomas Vincent Nykiforak

October 10, 1958 - April 13, 2016

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Tom on April 13, 2016 at the age of 57 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 25 years Kathy; step-daughter, Jessica; granddaughters, Sierra and Allison; sisters Christine (Glenn), and Catherine (Brad) their daughters, Holly and Gina; as well as many extended family and friends. Tom's infectious laugh and sense of humor will be deeply missed and he is forever in our hearts. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

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